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Robert is a composer living in Boston, MA. He co-founded the Sleeping Giant composer collective and co-directs the Times Two Series. Send me emails at rhonstein@gmail.com !

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Events Calendar

  • Fr 9.8.17: Ash @ Brisbane
  • Sa 9.23.17: Patter @ NYC
  • Th 10.5.17: Olmsted @ UNC
  • Mo 10.9.17: Night Scenes @ SLC
  • Sa 11.18.17: Ash @ The Egg
  • Fr 12.8.17: Economy @ Chicago
  • Fr 1.19.18: Soul House @ Seattle
  • Sa 1.20.18: SH @ Portland
  • Su 1.21.18: SH @ Eugene
  • Tu 1.23.18: SH @ San Fran
  • Sa 1.27.18: SH @ San Diego
  • Th 2.8.18: SH @ TSU
  • Th 2.22.18: Ash @ Strathmore
  • Mo 3.26.18: SH @ Cleveland
  • We 3.28.18: SH @ Elyria
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Waterloo Dance Hall

Saxophone Quartet (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone)

Waterloo Dance Hall is a joyful romp through a beer-cloud maze of smooth tunes and toe-tapping dance rhythms. The title takes its cue from a popular watering hole in Austin, TX: the Waterloo Ice House. Following a certain night of revelry, longnecks, spirited full-body gyrations, and an excellent afro-pop band, I began to compose this Quartet. After some time, I realized the music was in many ways a reflection and fantasy on the experiences of that evening. As such, Waterloo Dance Hall is a kind of musical snapshot whose structure tells a story that may or may not have actually unfolded that spirited evening.

This recording is the Konisch Quartet at the 2006 SCI National Student Conference in Tempe, AZ

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Premiered 3.27.06 by the Thursday Morning Saxophone Quartet. Audio Inversions Concert Series, Austin Museum of Contemporary Art, Austin, TX